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October 21, 2015

UW most innovative public university

The University of Washington is the most innovative public university in the world, according to a new ranking by Reuters released Wednesday. The UW is ranked fourth overall, behind only Stanford, MIT and Harvard. Read more from UW Today.

September 17, 2015

UW among top colleges doing the most for low-income students

The New York Times recently measured top colleges and their economic diversity efforts to create a College Access Index. The University of Washington is ranked #13 of more than 150 institutions included. Rankings are based on the share of students who receive Pell Grants and the graduation rates of those students, in addition to the…

August 26, 2015

UW remains No. 7 in Washington Monthly ranking; also named ‘best bang for the buck’ in the west

For the second consecutive year, the University of Washington held the No. 7 spot in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide, which rates universities on students’ social mobility, civic engagement and research. Washington Monthly also rates colleges that are doing the best job of helping lower-income students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices,…

August 25, 2015

UW remains No. 15 in the world

The University of Washington remained No. 15 on the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Read more from UW Today and see the rankings here.

June 25, 2015

The UW Spokane Center is open!

The UW Spokane Center opened yesterday with a celebration featuring the UW Husky Marching Band, Cheer Team and Harry the Husky. UW interim Provost Jerry Baldasty, a native of Spokane, was joined by Spokane Mayor David Condon for a brief ceremony followed by an afternoon of activities at the center. Read more about the celebration from…

June 18, 2015

UW and Tsinghua University announce creation of the Global Innovation Exchange

Today, the University of Washington and Tsinghua University announced a groundbreaking partnership and the creation the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), an institute dedicated to educating the next generation of innovators. Learn more about GIX here and read media coverage by the Seattle Times, GeekWire and The Wall Street Journal.    

June 16, 2015

UW professor chosen as nation’s Poet Laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera was named the 21st United States Poet Laureate. He is the first Latino honored since the U.S. Consultant in Poetry program began in 1937. Herrera is a visiting professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. Read more from UW Today.  

June 4, 2015

New student regent named

Vanessa Kritzer is the next student member of the UW Board of Regents. Kritzer is a native of Seattle and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree at the Evans School of Public Affairs. Her year-long appointment is effective July 1. Read more from UW Today.    

Seattle Times editorial board weighs in on computer science expansion

The Seattle Times published an editorial asserting that the legislature should invest in the proposed computer science and engineering building expansion. Read the piece from the Seattle Times.

May 12, 2015

King County announces Best Starts for Kids initiative

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new King County initiative – Best Starts for Kids. The goal is to provide resources necessary to prevent negative outcomes in the community. The initiative focuses on early childhood development and incorporates recommendations and outcomes of research completed at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences…

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